Mike Grundy is dedicating his bout at UFC London to his terminally ill father, who will be sitting cage side at the O2 Arena.
UFC Featherweight Prospect Mike Grundy (12-3) is fighting his biggest fight against Makwan Amirkhani (16-7) this weekend at UFC London as his father Dave Grundy is suffering from a terminal lung disease and will be octagon side at the famous O2 Arena.
Mike Grundy is on a two-fight losing skid in the UFC and is on the verge of losing his job. Grundy’s biggest motivation remains his terminally ill father:
“This fight is so much more than me keeping my job off the two losses, this fight is to put on a performance for my dad. Sadly, my dad has been diagnosed with a terminal illness, and he’s gonna be there cage side watching me on the night, and that is what it means to me.”
“There is absolutely no chance that this guy is gonna put me away on Saturday night. You can put me in with the heavyweights on the main event, and they won’t put me away either because I’m there to put on a performance in front of my dad, and that is what it means to me, and that’s the main thing. I’m gonna dedicate this fight and this win to my dad.”
Mike previously competed in London during his UFC debut. Back then he passed the test with flying colors when he TKO’d his opponent in the second round. Things have gone downhill for the wrestler ever since. He suffered back to back losses against Russian Wrestler Movsar Evloev and elite striker Lando Vannata. The Wigan native is looking to put on a show for the ages as his only aim is to ‘create a memory’ for his family.